Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
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Author(s):
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrator(s):
Brian Pinkney
Age Group:
5-9
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Ella Fitzgerald began her life as a singer on the stage of the Apollo Theater when she was just seventeen years old. Her rich voice and vocal innovations brought her fame and a remarkable career that spanned half a century and won her generations of fans around the world. This book tells Ella’s inspiring story in the voice of Scat Cat Monroe, a feline fan whose imagined narrative sings with the infectious rhythms of scat.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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